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Re: Some observations regardig the progress towards Debian 3.1

In article <[🔎] 878ymhzeep.fsf@mrvn.homelinux.org> 
brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de writes:
>Given a person with the hardware and time I'm certain support can be
>added in a single day. The big problem is getting access to the
>hardware directly or indirectly through a tester.

Given that I've spend about 20 hours trying to get debian-installer
working on sparc, and havn't yet tried to boot it, I'm sure you are
wrong.  (Three bugs reported and fixed already, one that still needs
to be filed.)

>And don't tell me use debians machines unless you are able to provide
>accounts for sveral non DD d-i developers (which needs sudo for
>additional build-depends needed for that arch).

As far as I can tell, there are three people who have done any attempt
at getting d-i workin on sparc.  None of them is lacking the needed
hardware.  If hardware was all that was needed, I could have not given
away some of what I've given away, or picked up slightly better
machines for not much money.  I may be given a few in the near future.

Blars Blarson			blarson@blars.org
With Microsoft, failure is not an option.  It is a standard feature.

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